National Geographic : 1939 Apr
Photograph byMcLaughlin AirService FLYING IN FROM EUROPE, SKY RIDERS AT NORTH BEACH AIRPORT GET THIS MAGNIFICENT PREVIEW OF MANHATTAN Planned for both land and sea planes, the new international airport is easily reached from Manhattan byTriborough Bridge, whose towers (upper right) rise just beyond the railway bridge's arch. Pan American Airways, Imperial Airways, Ltd., and German and French lines will use this port. New Federal build ings for passport and customs inspection rise just beyond the white "apron." This field is planned to be readyfor use inJune, 1939.